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Forum: Grammar October 21, 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I'd say there is a little nuance. Since "feliz"...

I'd say there is a little nuance. Since "feliz" is more than "alegre", saying "quiero hacerte feliz" is more often used as a promise to make a difference in the life of someone. But "quiero...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings October 15, 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Very common in Mexico. When you're in a...

Very common in Mexico.

When you're in a desperate situation when you're going to lose, and you try to do anything you can to keep fighting, even if you know you're doomed. :)

-- El senador...
Forum: Vocabulary October 11, 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It's uncommon, because it's used by people with...

It's uncommon, because it's used by people with higher education and more vocabulary, but it was often used in the media when I was younger. :D
Forum: Translations October 04, 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Sang: About the uses of "se", you might find...

@Sang: About the uses of "se", you might find this discussion useful:
http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=13735
Forum: Grammar October 03, 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Oh, I see. Well, I think "conocer de" is...

Oh, I see.
Well, I think "conocer de" is rather archaic, and mostly used in legal language, but I don't think "a" is ever used after "de" here. :)

- El juez Pérez es quien conoce del juicio...
Forum: Grammar October 02, 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Unfortunately, one has to learn mostly by heart...

Unfortunately, one has to learn mostly by heart the prepositions that go with the verbs. It's a matter of practice until you get them almost instinctively. :)

"Personal a" is always necessary....
Forum: Grammar September 11, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
The subjunctive here is needed because there is...

The subjunctive here is needed because there is some expectation that you will follow the rule, something you haven't done yet. It's the notion of something happening in the future that needs the...
Forum: Grammar September 04, 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
That's indeed great news. Just be confident. :)

That's indeed great news. Just be confident. :)
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You're right. "Se lo" would make the sentence...

You're right. "Se lo" would make the sentence much better.
Sometimes colloquial speech "saves" some words, and the resulting sentences are not what we are taught in grammar. :D
Forum: Vocabulary September 02, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I think so; I've only heard it in Colombian...

I think so; I've only heard it in Colombian telenovelas. :D We don't use it like that in Mexico.
Forum: Translations September 01, 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
When learning everyday expressions, my advice is...

When learning everyday expressions, my advice is that you learn them as they are, without questioning the grammar too much. If you are a beginner, it's better that you just learn the equivalences,...
Forum: Translations August 30, 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Hi. We cannot do that. We are a language...

Hi.
We cannot do that. We are a language learning community, not a translation service.
And posting lyrics is against international copyright laws. :)
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 24, 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Glad to help. :) I just corrected a couple of...

Glad to help. :)
I just corrected a couple of typos. ;(
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 24, 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I was trying to make a long explanation, but I...

I was trying to make a long explanation, but I found it would be too confusing. I hope this will help, but if you have more questions, let me know. :)

"De por sí" describes an intrinsic feature of...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 22, 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Both expressions mean different things, and...

Both expressions mean different things, and they're used in different contexts.
Do you have any example where their use is confusing? :thinking:
Forum: Grammar August 22, 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Me parecerá genial, Bob. La Ciudad de México vale...

Me parecerá genial, Bob. La Ciudad de México vale la pena visitarse. ;) :rose:
Forum: Idioms & Sayings August 17, 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Since they address the pastor with the "usted"...

Since they address the pastor with the "usted" form, it's just a way to say "God bless you".
"Que Dios la bendiga" would be the simple way to say it, but adding "me" adds an affection emphasis....
Forum: Grammar August 12, 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it's a very common usage. When used in this...

Yes, it's a very common usage. When used in this kind of expressions, it carries the idea of some kind of development. When used in sentences that could be constructed with this usage of "haber...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, they're the same. It is only a little...

Yes, they're the same. It is only a little nuance. The most common way to say it, is "no hemos estado solo en Madrid", but if you use "no" before "solo", you are emphasizing the fact that you have...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I was forced to learn French without a bilingual...

I was forced to learn French without a bilingual dictionary from day one (I was explicitly forbidden to use them). It was hard, but after the first months I got used to focus and learn at least the...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
I agree with Rusty. · A propósito ->...

I agree with Rusty.


· A propósito -> When something is appropriate or suitable for something. (Not widely used, but often found in litterature.)
- Este escritorio está hecho a propósito para...
Forum: Vocabulary August 09, 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Because it's taking how the weather makes you...

Because it's taking how the weather makes you perceive the city as if you were in an alternative version of it. :)


It would be the same in English:
- Cuando regresé a la ciudad, era un...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
And the fact that every verb has "its own"...

And the fact that every verb has "its own" preposition, which has to be learnt by heart. :(
I'm sorry there is no easy way to teach this. It's rather mostly the usage what will make it come to you...
Forum: Vocabulary July 27, 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
That's the actual meaning of the word, but due to...

That's the actual meaning of the word, but due to the fact that we often ignore the meaning of uncommon words, plus the influence of English (and probably French too in this case), it's used with the...
Forum: Vocabulary July 23, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Yes, it's widely used in Mexico, in colloquial...

Yes, it's widely used in Mexico, in colloquial speech.

- Dizque iba a venir Juan a la fiesta, pero nunca llegó. -> He said he'd come to the party but didn't show up.
- Siempre me confunden con...
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